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Peer-Review Publications


Fangue, N.A., D.E. Cocherell, F. La Luz, J.J. Cech, Jr., L.C. Thompson. 2015. Juvenile and Adult Hardhead Mylopharodon conocephalus Oxygen Consumption Rates: Effects of Temperature and Swimming Velocity. Environmental Biology of Fishes. (Environ Biol Fish) 98:585–596. DOI 10.1007/s10641-014-0292-1. Download


Thompson, L.C., G.A. Giusti, K. Weber, R.F. Keiffer. 2013. The native and introduced fishes of Clear Lake: A review of the past to assist with decisions of the future. California Fish and Game 99(1):7-41. Download


Kaufman, Robert C., Robert Coalter, Nancy L. Nordman, Dennis Cocherell, Joseph J. Cech, Jr., Lisa C. Thompson, Nann A. Fangue. 2013. Effects of temperature on hardhead minnow (Mylopharodon conocephalus) blood oxygen equilibria. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 96(12):1389-1397. DOI 10.1007/s10641-013-0116-8 Download


Mosser, CM, Thompson LC, Strange JS. 2013. Survival of captured and relocated adult spring-run Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in a Sacramento River tributary after cessation of migration. Environmental Biology of Fishes 96(2): 405-417.  Published online 24 July 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s10641-012-0046-x Download


Thompson, Lisa C., Jenna L. Voss, Royce E. Larsen, William D. Tietje, Ryan A. Cooper, and Peter B. Moyle. 2012. Southern Steelhead, Hard Woody Debris, and Temperature in a California Central Coast Watershed. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 141:2, 275-284. Download


Thompson, L.C., Escobar, M.I., Mosser, C.M., Purkey, D.R., Yates, D., Moyle, P.B. 2012. Water management adaptations to prevent loss of spring-run Chinook salmon in California under climate change.  J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage. 138(5), 465-478 (2012); http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000194  Online Publication Date: 29 Aug 2011   Download

*Awarded 2013 Best Research-Oriented Paper by the ASCE-EWRI Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.


Cocherell SA, Chun S, Cocherell DE, Thompson LC, Klimley AP, Cech JJ Jr. 2012. Lateral displacement and stranding of juvenile California stream fishes in a simulated pulsed-flow. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 93(1): 143-150.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-011-9894-z (published online in 2011) Download Request Reprint


Young P, JJ Cech, LC Thompson. 2011. Hydropower-related pulsed-flow impacts on stream fishes: A brief review, conceptual model, knowledge gaps, and research needs. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 21(4): 713-731. DOI: 10.1007/s11160-011-9211-0 Download Request Reprint


Thompson, Lisa C., Sarah A. Cocherell, Stephanie N. Chun, Joseph J. Cech, Jr., and A. Peter Klimley. 2011. Longitudinal movement of fish in response to a single-day flow pulse. Environ Biol Fish 90(3):253-261.  DOI: 10.1007/s10641-010-9738-2 Download


Chun, Stephanie N., Sarah A. Cocherell, Dennis E. Cocherell, Javier B. Miranda, Gardner J. Jones, Justin Graham, A. Peter Klimley, Lisa C. Thompson, Joseph J. Cech Jr. 2011. Displacement, velocity preference, and substrate use of three native California stream fishes in simulated pulsed flows. Environ Biol Fish 90(1):43-52. DOI 10.1007/s10641-010-9716-8 Download


Cocherell, Sarah A., Dennis E. Cocherell, Gardner J. Jones, Javier B. Miranda, Lisa C. Thompson, Joseph J. Cech Jr., A. Peter Klimley. 2011. Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss energetic responses to pulsed flows in the American River, California, assessed by electromyogram telemetry. Environ Biol Fish 90(1):29-41. DOI 10.1007/s10641-010-9714-x  Download


Cocherell, Sarah A., Gardner J. Jones, Javier B. Miranda, Dennis E. Cocherell, Joseph J. Cech Jr., Lisa C. Thompson, A. Peter Klimley. 2010. Distribution and movement of domestic rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, during pulsed flows in the South Fork American River, California. Environ Biol Fish 89(2):105–116. DOI 10.1007/s10641-010-9701-2 Download


Carmona-Catot, G., Moyle, P.B., Aparicio, E., Crain, P.K., L.C. Thompson, E. Garcia-Berthou. 2010. Brook trout removal as a conservation tool to restore Eagle Lake rainbow trout. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:1315–1323. Download Request Reprint


Thompson, L.C., J.L. Voss, R.E. Larsen, W.D. Tietje, R.A. Cooper, and P.B. Moyle. 2008. Role of hardwood in forming habitat for southern California steelhead. pp. 307-319 in Merenlender, Adina; McCreary, Douglas; Purcell, Kathryn L. (tech. eds) Proceedings of the sixth California oak symposium: today's challenges, tomorrow's opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-217. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 677 p.  Download


Thompson, L.C., L. Forero, Y. Sado, and K.W. Tate. 2006. Impact of environmental factors on fish distribution assessed in rangeland streams. California Agriculture. 60(4):200-206. Download


Thompson, L.C. 2006. A pilot program for local development of state species recovery plans in California: The Shasta-Scott River Coho Salmon Recovery Team. American Fisheries Society Symposium xx: Proceedings of the Fourth World Fisheries Congress. pp. 587-596. Request Reprint


Nilsson, D.C., J.E. Pizzuto, G. Moglen, M.A. Palmer, E.H. Stanley, N.E. Bockstael, and L.C. Thompson. 2003. Ecological forecasting and the urbanization of stream ecosystems: Challenges for economists, hydrologists, geomorphologists, and ecologists. Ecosystems 6: 659-674. Request Reprint


Strayer, D.L., R.E. Beighley, L.C. Thompson, S. Brooks, D.C. Nilsson, G. Pinay, and R.J. Naiman. 2003. Effects of land cover on stream ecosystems: Roles of empirical models and scaling issues. Ecosystems 6: 407-423. Request Reprint


Pieters, R., S. Harris, L.C. Thompson, L. Vidmanic, M. Roushorne, G. Lawrence, J. Stockner, H. Andrusak, K. Ashley, R. Lindsay, K. Hall, and D. Lombard. 2003. Restoration of kokanee salmon in the Arrow Lakes Reservoir, British Columbia: preliminary results of a fertilization experiment. Pages 177-196 in J.G. Stockner (Ed.) Nutrients in salmonid ecosystems: sustaining production and biodiversity. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 34, Bethesda, Maryland. Request Reprint


Naiman, R.J., S.E. Bunn, D.C. Nilsson, G.E. Petts, G. Pinay, and L.C. Thompson. 2002. Legitimizing fluvial ecosystems as users of water: an overview. Environmental Management 30(4): 455-467. Request Reprint


Thompson, L.C. 2000. Relationship of kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) abundance to total phosphorus loading, and Mysis relicta density in Kootenay Lake, British Columbia. Verh. Int. Ver. Limnol. 27: 1-6. Request Reprint


Ashley, K.I., L.C. Thompson, K.E. Smokorowski, D. Sebastian, and H. Andrusak. 1999. Restoration of kokanee in a large intermontane lake by controlled seasonal application of limiting nutrients. In Aquatic Restoration in Canada. Edited by T. Murphy, and M. Munawar. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands. pp. 127-169 Request Reprint


Thompson, L.C. 1998. Responses of kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in Kootenay Lake, B.C. to large-scale nutrient additions. In Graduate Student Symposium on Fish Population Dynamics and Management. Edited by M. Vasconcellos, and D. Preikshot. Fisheries Centre Research Reports. 6(3): 6-9 Request Reprint


Ashley, K., Thompson, L.C., Lasenby, D.C., McEachern, L., Smokorowski, K.E., and Sebastian, D. 1997. Restoration of an interior lake ecosystem: the Kootenay Lake fertilization experiment. Water Qual. Res. J. Canada. 32: 295-323. Request Reprint


Thompson, L.C. 1995. Effects of nutrient additions to Kootenay Lake, B.C. on the biomass and productivity of plankton and fish. Lake Reserv. Manage. 11(2): 196 Request Reprint


Thompson, L.C. 1994. Effects of nutrient additions to Kootenay Lake, B.C. on zooplankton and kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) biomass and productivity. Proceedings of Canada/United States Technical Workshop on the Upper Columbia River Basin, Spokane, WA. State of Washington Water Research Center, p. 141-145 Request Reprint


Phillips, M.S., and L.C. Thompson. 1986. Psychiatric assessments under the Young Offenders Act. Dimensions in Health Service, 63(5): 20-22, 47.

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Reports


Thompson, L.C., N.A. Fangue, J.J. Cech, Jr., D.E. Cocherell, and R.C. Kaufman.  2012. Juvenile and adult hardhead thermal tolerances and preferences: Temperature preference, critical thermal limits, active and resting metabolism, and blood-oxygen equilibria. Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture Technical Report, University of California, Davis. Download


Conte, F.S. and L.C. Thompson. 2012. Aquaponics. UC Davis Aquaculture flier, 7 p. Download

Weber, Kristina L., Lisa C. Thompson, Gregory A. Giusti, and Ryan F. Keiffer. 2011. Clear Lake Annotated Bibliography. University of California Cooperative Extension. 226 p. (302 references) Download


Klimley AP, Cech, Jr JJ, Thompson LC, Hamilton S, Cocherell DE. 2011. Experimental and field studies to assess pulsed, water flow impacts on the behavior and distribution of fishes in the South Fork of the American River: Second Year. California Energy Commission, PIER Energy-Related Environmental Research Program. CEC-500-2009-067. August 2011, 83 p. Download


Thompson, L.C. 2009. Inter-relationships between the spawning migration of Eagle Lake rainbow trout, streamflow, snowpack, and air temperature. UC Water Resources Center Technical Completion Report Project No. WR1014, December 2009, 21 p. Download


Weber, Kristina L., Lisa C. Thompson, and Gregory A. Giusti. 2009. Clear Lake Annotated Bibliography. University of California Cooperative Extension. 223 p. (282 references) Download


Kocher, S.D., L.C. Thompson, and R.R. Harris. 2009. Living among the Fish: A Guide to Conservation of Fish Habitat in the Developed Landscape. University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources Publication 8279, 25 p. Download


Thompson, Lisa C., Christopher M. Dewees, and Christine M. Dewees. 2009. Limnology and fish of Leonard Lake, Mendocino County, California in 2007 and 2008. 8 August 2009. Cooperators Report, 35 p. Request Reprint


Young PS, Conklin DE, O’Hagan J, Canaday J, Cox C, Cech JJ Jr, Sih A, LC Thompson. 2007. Hydropower-related pulsed flow impacts on stream fishes, amphibians, and macroinvertebrates. Prepared for California Energy Commission-Public Interest Energy Research Program, Sacramento, California. December 2007. 50 p. Request Reprint


Thompson, Lisa C., Gerard Carmona Catot, Teresa Pustejovsky, and David Lile. 2007. Pine Creek and Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout Study – 2007: Spawner Migration, Upper Watershed Habitat and Rearing Survey, and Bogard Spring Creek Brook Trout Removal Experiment. Report to the Pine Creek Coordinated Resource Management Planning Group. 30 November 2007. Lassen County Publication, 22 p. Download


Boughton, D. A., P. B. Adams, E. Anderson, C. Fusaro, E. A. Keller, E. Kelley, L. Lentsch, J. Nielsen, K. Perry, H. Regan, J. J. Smith, C. Swift, L. Thompson, and F. Watson. 2007. Viability criteria for steelhead of the south-central and southern California coast. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-XXX, 33 p. Request Reprint


Voss, Jenna L., Lisa C. Thompson, Royce E. Larsen, William D. Tietje, Ryan A. Cooper, and Peter B. Moyle. 2007. Cooperator report: Habitat requirements of steelhead in the upper Salinas River watershed. San Luis Obispo County Publication, 14 p. Download


Thompson, L.C., D. Lile, M. McFarland, T. Pustejovsky, K. Vandersall, and K. Weaver. 2006. Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout Spawner Migration Study – 2006: Report to the Pine Creek CRMP, 15 November 2006. Lassen County Publication, 13 p. Download


Boughton, D. A., P. B. Adams, E. Anderson, C. Fusaro, E. A. Keller, E. Kelley, L. Lentsch, J. Nielsen, K. Perry, H. Regan, J. J. Smith, C. Swift, L. Thompson, and F. Watson. 2006. Steelhead of the south-central/southern California coast: Population characterization for recovery planning. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-SWFSC-394, 123 p. Download Note: File size is 23 MB


Thompson, L.C., D.J. Drake, and B. Hodge. 2005. Juvenile coho salmon and rainbow trout/steelhead distribution in the Shasta River. University of California Cooperative Extension Report. 9 December 2005. 17 p. Download


Klimley, A.P., J.J. Cech, L.C. Thompson, S. Hamilton, and S.N. Chun. 2005. Experimental and field studies to assess pulsed, water-flow impacts on the behavior and distribution of fishes in California rivers, annual report, 2004-05. Prepared for the PIER Program Area, California Energy Commission. November 2005. CEC-500-2005-172. Download


Thompson, L.C. and R. Larson. 2004. Fish Habitat in Freshwater Streams. UC DANR 8000 Series, Publication 8112, Farm Water Quality Planning Series Reference Sheet 10.3. 12 p. Download


California Department of Fish and Game. 2004. Recovery Strategy for California Coho Salmon. Report to the California Fish and Game Commission. Species Recovery Plan Report 2003-1, February 2004. 594 Request Reprint


Manning, D., and L.C. Thompson. 2003. Potential marking and tagging techniques. Report to the Russian River Coho Recovery Workgroup: Monitoring and Evaluation Committee. October, 2003. 12 pp. Download


Shasta-Scott Coho Salmon Recovery Team. 2003. Shasta and Scott River Pilot Program for Coho Salmon Recovery: with recommendations relating to Agriculture and Agricultural Water Use. Prepared for the California Department of Fish & Game, July 28, 2003. 119 p. Download


Thompson, L.C. and B. Backhaus. 2003. Spring-Run Chinook Workgroup Survey 2002: Results and Future Directions. Report prepared for the Spring-Run Chinook Workgroup. 14 p. (distributed to approx. 300 workgroup members) Download


Thompson, L.C. and L. Vidmanic. 2003. Chapter 11: Zooplankton. Pages 11-1 – 11-20 In: Pieters, R., L. C. Thompson,  L. Vidmanic, S. Harris, J. Stockner, H. Andrusak, M. Young, K. Ashley, B. Lindsay, G. Lawrence, K. Hall, A. Eskooch, D. Sebastian, G. Scholten and P, Woodruff.  2003.  Arrow Reservoir Fertilization Experiment Year 2 (2000/2001) report.  RD87, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Province of British Columbia.


Thompson, L.C. and L. Vidmanic. 2003. Chapter 12: Mysids (Mysis relicta). Pages 12-1 – 12-35 In: Pieters, R., L. C. Thompson,  L. Vidmanic, S. Harris, J. Stockner, H. Andrusak, M. Young, K. Ashley, B. Lindsay, G. Lawrence, K. Hall, A. Eskooch, D. Sebastian, G. Scholten and P, Woodruff.  2003.  Arrow Reservoir Fertilization Experiment Year 2 (2000/2001) report.  RD87, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Province of British Columbia


Thompson, L.C. and L. Vidmanic. 2002. Chapter 5: Response of zooplankton and Mysis relicta to experimental fertilization. Pages 73-124 In: Wright, M.E., K. I. Ashley, H. Andrusak, H. Manson, R. Lindsay, R. J. Hammond, F. R. Pick, L. M. Ley, P. B. Hamilton, S. L. Harris, L. C. Thompson, L. Vidmanic, D. Sebastian, G. Scholten, M. Young and D. Miller.  2002.  Kootenay Lake Fertilization Experiment Year 9 (2000/2001 report). RD 105, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Province of British Columbia.


Thompson, L.C. and L. Vidmanic. 2002. Chapter 5: Response of zooplankton and Mysis relicta to experimental fertilization. Pages 61-112 in: Wright, M. E., K. I. Ashley, R. Lindsay, R. J. Hammond, F. R. Pick, L. M. Ley, P. B. Hamilton, L. C. Thompson, L. Vidmanic, H. Andrusak, D. Sebastian, G. Scholten, M. Young and D. Miller.  2002.  Kootenay Lake Fertilization Experiment Year 8 (1999/2000) Report.  RD 102, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Province of British Columbia.


Thompson, L.C., and L. Vidmanic. 2002. Chapter 6: Responses of zooplankton, kokanee, and rainbow trout to experimental fertilization. Pages 106-150 In: Wright, M.E., K.I. Ashley, R. Lindsay, R.J. Hammond, F.R. Pick, L.M. Ley, P.B. Hamilton, D.C. Lasenby, L.J. McEachern, M. Duffy, J.D. Whall, L.C. Thompson, D. Miller, L. Vidmanic, D. Sebastian, G. Scholten, and M. Young. 2002. Kootenay Lake fertilization experiment - Year 7 (1998/99) report. Fisheries Project Report No. RD 98, Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Province of British Columbia.  150 pp. + app


Thompson, L.C., and D.L. Lombard. 2001. Chapter 6: Responses of zooplankton, kokanee and rainbow trout. Pages 97-138 In: Wright, M.E., K.I. Ashley, R. Lindsay, R.J. Hammond, F.R. Pick, L.M. Ley, P.B. Hamilton, D.C. Lasenby, L.J. McEachern, M. Duffy, L.C. Thompson, D. Miller, D.L. Lombard, D. Sebastian, G. Scholten, and M. Young. 2001. Kootenay Lake fertilization experiment - Year 6 (1997/98) report. Fisheries Project Report No. RD 97, Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Province of British Columbia.  138 pp. + app.


Pieters, R., L.C. Thompson, L. Vidmanic, M. Roushorne, J. Stockner, K. Hall, M. Young, M. Derham, S. Pond, K. Ashley, B. Lindsay, G. Lawrence, H. Andrusak, D. Sebastian, and G. Scholten. 2000. Arrow Reservoir Fertilization Experiment – Year 1 (1999/2000) report.  RD 82, Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Province of British Columbia.


Pieters, R., L.C. Thompson, L. Vidmanic, M. Roushorne, J. Stockner, K. Hall, M. Young, S. Pond, M. Derham, K. Ashley, B. Lindsay, G. Lawrence, D. Sebastian and G. Scholten, F. McLaughlin, A. Wüest, A. Matzinger and E. Carmack.  1999.  Arrow Reservoir limnology and trophic status - Year 2 (1998/99) report.  RD 72, Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Province of British Columbia.


Ashley, K., Thompson, L.C., Lombard, D., Yang, J.-R., Pick, F.R., Hamilton, P.B., Lasenby, D.C., Smokorowski, K.E., Sebastian, D., and Scholten, G. 1999. Kootenay Lake fertilization experiment - Year 5 (1996/97) report. Fisheries Project Report No. RD 65, Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Province of British Columbia.  185 p.


Pieters, R., Thompson, L.C., Vidmanic, L., Pond, S. Stockner, J., Hamblin, P., Young, M., Ashley, K., Lindsay, B., Lawrence, G., Sebastian, D., Scholten, G., and Lombard D.L. 1998. Arrow Reservoir limnology and trophic status - Year 1 (1997/98) report. Fisheries Project Report No. RD 67, Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.


Thompson, L.C. 1998. Field test of a video camera counting method for enumeration of Okanagan Lake shore spawning kokanee. Report prepared for the Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Province of British Columbia. 5 p.


Ashley, K., B. Shepherd, D. Sebastian, L. Thompson, L. Vidmanic, P. Ward, H.A. Yassien, L. McEachern, R. Nordin, D. Lasenby, J. Quirt, J.D. Whall, P. Dill, E. Taylor, S. Pollard, C. Wong, J. den Dulk, and G. Scholten. 1998. Okanagan Lake action plan - Year 1 (1996-97) and year 2 (1997-98) report. Fisheries Project Report No. RD 73, Fisheries Management Branch, Ministry of Fisheries, Province of British Columbia. 396 p.


Thompson, L.C. 1997. Review of Okanagan Lake shore spawning kokanee enumeration: Methods, results and recommendations. Report prepared for the Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Province of British Columbia. 22 p.


Ashley, K., L.C. Thompson, P. Warburton, J.-R. Yang, F.R. Pick, P.B. Hamiliton, D.C. Lasenby, K.E. Smokorowski, L. McEachern, D. Sebastian, and G. Scholten. 1997. Kootenay Lake fertilization experiment - Year 4 (1995/96) report. Fisheries Project Report No. RD 58, Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Province of British Columbia.  181 p.


Ashley, K.I., Thompson, L.C., Haywood-Farmer, L., Yang, J.-R., Pick, F.R., Hamilton, P.B., Lasenby, D.C., Smokorowski, K.E., McEachern, L., Sebastian, D., and Scholten, G. 1996. Kootenay Lake fertilization experiment - Year 3 (1994/95) report. Fisheries Project Report No. RD 49, Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Province of British Columbia. 171 p.


Ashley, K.I., Thompson, L.C., Haywood-Farmer, L., Rae, R., Pick, F.R., Hamilton, P.B., Lasenby, D.C., Smokorowski, K.E., and L. McEachern. 1994. Kootenay Lake fertilization experiment - Year 2 (1993/94) report. Fisheries Project Report No. RD 41, Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Province of British Columbia. 155 p


Ashley, K.I., and L.C. Thompson. 1993. Kootenay Lake fertilization experiment - Year 1 (1992/93) report. Fisheries Project Report No. RD 32, Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Province of British Columbia. 56 p

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